Steven Blue, of Braham, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at his home. He was 69 years old.
GATHERING OF FAMILY & FRIENDS will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham.
Steven Craig Blue, age 69, of Braham, died unexpectedly, Sunday, May 9, 2021 at home.
Steve was born August 9, 1951 in Princeton, Minnesota to George and Bernadette (Schlagel) Blue. At an early age, he learned the meaning of hard work, he never complained and loved to brag about how many chicken eggs he could pick in 60 seconds.
Married to Cynthia Thielen in 1977, they enjoyed 40+ years of marriage, raising three children, Nathaniel, Marianne and Grace, together at their home north of Braham, where Steve lived until his passing.
He had a love for woodworking and spent his career building cabinets at D&E Cabinets until he became self-employed at Grass Lake Cabinets until the time he suffered a brain injury in 1996.
His love for the craft, never diminished, he still built things for the house, bird houses, wooden wedding chests for his kids and handmade blocks for his grandkids.
He was a simple man who enjoyed walks in the woods, cutting down trees and splitting them, fishing on Rainy Lake and napping with his beloved dog Molly, with the weather channel on mute in the background.
Steve was loved by his five grandchildren; his jokes and quick humor will be greatly missed. He loved being a dad, but “grandpa” and “papa” were his favorite titles. His grandchildren were always spoiled with ice cream treats and hugs. Always the first one on the floor to build with Legos or his specialty was tea parties with chocolate milk, hold the milk.
Steve is survived by his children Nathaniel (Heather) of Duluth, Marianne (Ross) of Braham, and Grace (Michael) of Chanhassen, siblings Beverly Stiegen, Ann Gallagher, Remda (Bob) Harding, Joan Kinney, Robert (Monica) Blue, 5 grandchildren, Natalie, Madelyn, Eli, Eleanor and Benjamin and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.